Update: 2020-02-19 10:02

We are happy to announce that KAS has re-opened to students on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. After successfully supporting our students through Digital Days, we are happy to welcome them back to the classroom. Visitor access to the campus is still limited to scheduled appointments only.

The measures outlined below follow guidelines for schools issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Taiwan Ministry of Education. We have implemented these recommendations, and in the interest of student and staff safety, taken additional measures consistent with other American and International schools across the island.

  • All students or staff who have traveled to mainland China anytime after January 13 must remain at home for a 14-day leave of absence, as set forth by the Taiwan Ministry of Health. The 14 days begin on the day after the student or staff member returned from mainland China.
  • All students who have a fever will be sent home immediately. If the student has not traveled in the last two weeks, the student may return to school after being fever free/symptom free for 48 hours—without the use of fever-reducing medication. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s health, please seek advice from your family doctor.
  • All students who have not traveled to China but have traveled to other countries outside of Taiwan after January 13 and who also exhibit symptoms of a respiratory illness (e.g., cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, difficulty breathing) must receive clearance from a doctor before returning to class.

These precautions also apply to all adults, including educators, staff, and visiting parents.

For students who need to be away from the classroom for any length of time we ask you to contact your teacher to receive the necessary instruction and assignments. We know that it is difficult to be away from school and we will work hard to support you during this interval away from school.

For parents, we ask that you check your child’s temperature every day in the morning and evening and ensure that any child with a fever above 37.0 degrees does not come to school. Your role in being our first line of support for the health of your child is vital. If you have any questions, please consult your medical doctor.

We will also be doing daily temperature checks on students throughout the school. Temperatures will be recorded during morning attendance. Students with a forehead temperature above 37.0 will be sent home. KAS will provide masks to our health workers and sick children who are in the offices and waiting to be collected.


How does the World Health Organization’s declaration of Coronavirus as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern impact KAS?

We are aware of the WHO declaration as of January 30, 2020. At this time we are continuing with our Digital Days. Our Response Team meets regularly, and will adjust as new information becomes available.

How will KAS update the community?

The school will share updates through official school channels, including email and the KAS Facebook page. We encourage you to see recent emails for current information.

When will we know of the date the campus will reopen?

KAS will re-open to students on Thursday, Feb 13, 2020.

Will we postpone the 30th Anniversary Celebration?

Yes. The KAS 30th Anniversary Celebration has been post-poned until Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Question:  Where can I find information from reliable, officials sources?

There are numerous official and reliable sources that are also monitoring this situation closely and sharing public information.  We encourage members of the KAS Community to read and share information from official and reliable sources.  You can find these links on the right sidebar of this website.